The Coolest Wedding Processional Music

I was just introduced to the music of the Vitamin String Quartet. How did it take me this long to find out about them?! They are incredible! They completely rock the whole I-want-cool-music-but-want-it-to-sound-classical thing. Check out this rendition of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know." Ah-maz-ing!

Check out their YouTube channel where they have a whole section devoted to wedding music. I'm sure you'll find songs you love! Which one is your favorite? 

Your Wedding Song

Do you and your sweetie have a song that's "yours?" Like, that song that comes on and you gaze over at your love and make googley eyes and kissy-kissy sounds? I bet you can tell that Nick and I have a song! This is our song:

Here's a cool story about how our song was incorporated into our wedding day. Unbeknownst to us, Nick's best man, Jody, coordinated a fire pit sing-along in the wee hours of our reception. We gathered around the fire on that chilly August evening watching the sparks take flight into the trees above and then all of a sudden Jody takes out his guitar and says he has a wedding gift for us. He played and sang this song just as good as if Jack was there around the fire pit with us. It was such a sweet gesture and is a cherished memory of our wedding day!

So, what's YOUR song? Will you incorporate it into your wedding day? If so, how? I'd love to hear your story. 

Boothbay, Maine Wedding Officiant

Think of the most beautiful place to get married in Maine. Were you thinking of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens? Well, you should have been! You almost don't need to decorate the ceremony site since you're surrounded by flowers, except Bethany and Matthew choose stunning florals to highlight their wedding huppah. Boothbay Region Greenhouses produced their arrangements and I must say, I was impressed. Just check out Bethany's huge (and heavy) bouquet! 

Not only were the grounds incredible but there was a 60% chance of rain a few days before their wedding. As you can see from the photos, the sun shone brightly on their multi-faith union. I feel lucky to have been a part of it. Congratulations to the bride, who rocked her glasses for the wedding, and the charming groom, who will be the most incredible husband. 

All photos below by A Sweet Start.

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Ceremony Venue: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
Reception Venue: Fisherman's Wharf, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Photography: Robert Mitchell Photography
Florals: Boothbay Region Greenhouses
Ceremony Music: 3 Point Jazz
Videographer: Video Design Group
Cake: Our Sweet Delights
Tent: Marshall Tents
DJ: DJ Jodi
Transportation: Country Coach Charters

Fun Wedding Song

This might be my new favorite song. It's super upbeat, lively and wedding-friendly (no swears, no mention of ex's or broken hearts, etc.). I could see using a part of it for your walk down the aisle or even the whole thing for your exit from the ceremony. Ignore the wacky video (what the hell is that thing?!) and just enjoy the song! 

American Authors - Best Day of My Life

I had a dream so big and loud

I jumped so high I touched the clouds

Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

I stretched my hands out to the sky

We danced with monsters through the night

Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

I'm never gonna look back

Woah never gonna give it up

No, please don't wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

who oo-ooo-oo cares about everything now

ooo-oo-ooo-oo-ooo

I howled at the moon with friends

And then the sun came crashing in

Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

But all the possibilities

No limits just epiphanies

Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

I'm never gonna look back

Woah, never gonna give it up

No, just don't wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

(instrumental)

I hear it calling outside my window

I feel it in my soul (soul)

The stars were burning so bright

The sun was out 'til midnight

I say we lose control (control)

(instrumental)

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe

This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be

The best day of my life

Everything is looking up, everybody up now

Oo-o-o-o-o-o

This is gonna be the best day of my l-ii-fe

My li-i-i-i-i-ii-fe